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Table 1 Patient characteristics of Group-2 at baseline

From: Stool frequency recording in severe acute malnutrition (‘StoolSAM’); an agreement study comparing maternal recall versus direct observation using diapers

Patients characteristics (n = 58) N (%) or Median (Q1; Q3)
Female 29 (50.0%)
Age of child (months) 20.5 (12.0; 26.0)
Age of primary carer (years) 30 (23; 32)
Education of primary carer:
 None 2 (3.5%)
 Primary school 40 (70.2%)
 Secondary school 14 (24.6%)
 University 1 (1.8%)
Diarrhoea present on admission 37 (64%)
Days of diarrhoea prior to admission 3 (0; 8)
HIV reactive 19 (33%)
Weight for Height Z-score (WHZ) -3.1 (−3.9; −2.1)
Weight for Age Z-score (WAZ) -3.6 (−4.7; −2.8)
Length for Age Z-score (LAZ) -2.8 (−4.3; −2.1)
MUAC for age Z-score −3.0 (−3.8; −2.2)
Non-oedematous malnutrition:
 by WHZ < −3 or MUAC < 11,5 cm 23 (39.7%)
 by WHZ only (WHZ < −3 and MUAC > =11,5 cm) 7 (12.1%)
 by MUAC only (WHZ > = − 3 and MUAC < 11,5 cm) 4 (6.9%)
Oedematous malnutrition: 33(56.9%)
 Oedema: + 8 (13.8%)
 Oedema: ++ 14 (24.1%)
 Oedema: +++ 11 (19.0%)